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Motorola Solutions Baltimore Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Best people and best work-life balance (in 162 reviews)

  • Not allowed to work from home unless there is a critical situation or special occasion (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of team culture and work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management are too focused on short term profits (wooing the shareholders and bean-counters) (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility is great specially for families

    Cons

    Compensation is not as per areas you live and work in.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Program manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Parkville, MD
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Parkville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation is a nice benefit

    Cons

    Pressured for revenue not appreciated

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Motorola"

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    Former Employee - CSM in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - CSM in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good products, good people.. was great in the past, but not so much in recent years.

    Cons

    Too much change for no reason. Poor management

    Advice to Management

    Give people the tools and let them do the work


  4. "Communications"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dominant company in two way communications to provide complete secure solutions for public safety and commercial user needs. Excellent engineering, superior products, and good distribution.

    Cons

    Heavy reliance on indirect sales force. Upper management not as strong today as when it was a privately run business. Many poor decisions for company growth for short term stock evaluation versus long term view.


  5. "Working at Motorola Solutions."

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    Former Freelancer - Systems Consultant in West River, MD
    Former Freelancer - Systems Consultant in West River, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has a long legacy of providing innovative and leading edge products.

    Cons

    The company is getting smaller.

    Advice to Management

    Chose acquisitions and spin-offs carefully.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere, availability to travel to customers for live demos and on-site analysis

    Cons

    Extreme uncertainty in job security for 2015, limited training options for professional development

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the end goal of the size of the company to alleviate concerns about constant downsizing


  7. "Motorola will require a steep on ramp to learn the technology and applicable company procedures"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will be able to take total charge of a project quickly. Leadership is always willing to assist.

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on formal training. Most of the learning was OJT. Too many convoluted procedures for equipment lists and actually assembling the system in the factory.

    Advice to Management

    Consider upfront training prior to assigning Program Managers. Streamline the entire design, assembly, and testing processes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Downward spiral"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation starts at 4 weeks but includes sick time, global corporation, 3% 401k matching when contributing 6%. Telecommuting is standard.

    Cons

    Negative work environment, do more with less, management replacing experienced people with less experienced people at lower costs. There is currently little opportunity for advancement when cutting costs and reducing staff. Most senior management doesn't have a clue, they are disconnected and are only competent at corporate mumbo jumbo. Also new health plan requires employees to maintain BMI at normal ranges or lose 5% weight per year to receive discount.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to individual contributors they actually do the work.


  9. "GREAT COMPANY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits are good, pay is good, and I feel employees are treated well

    Cons

    it is a job, so naturally you have to work. Most managers are very understanding and will help you work through issues you may have.

    Advice to Management

    a little more flexibility with remote working


  10. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Motorola Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work
    Good people
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Work can be stressful
    Lack of growth


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